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it was a complaint that paula broadwell, the woman who wrote the biography of general peatry was was sending harassing e-mails to another woman that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know from that source that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. that second woman hasn't been identified and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are coming out about the time line of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, james clapper, about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close, and that director clapper as a friend, colleague, fellow officer and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house about the investigation on wednesday, and then of cour
between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell according to sources familiar with the investigation. broadwell had extraordinary access to petraeus when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me, so i was able to get a lot of great access and i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago -- >> i'll even give him my personal e-mail address. >> reporter: -- several sources tell abc news it was an e-mail that unraveled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with an association with petraeus and the military received a strange and harassing e-mail. she notified the fbi which launched the investigation. also worried that his official account had been compromised. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a compromised official account were intimate, salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell described as a lot of human drama. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. >> reporter: f
. >> petraeus resigned from his post as cia director after his affair with his by og gra fer paula broadwell went public two days ago. much more on the investigation in a few minutes on cnn. >>> a bipartisan plan for immigration reform appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsay graham say their plan includes a tough love path to citizenship. graham and schumer teamed up on immigration back in 2010, and that plan went nowhere. republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> two newly reported deaths in new york have raised the death toll from superstorm sandy to at least 113. nearly two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are still clearing debris from their homes and battling the cold. communitying to get a little easier for new jersey residents. the p.a.t.h. train system from new jersey to manhattan will resume at 5:00 a.m. more on the power outages across the region in just a few minutes as well. >>> israel fired warning shots into neighboring syria today effectively telling syria keep that civil w
paula broadwell and general petraeus but it's not his wife, holly. and the f.b.i. was not looking for lusty emails when they started the investigation. they were looking for evidence of harassment. after they traced the harassing messages to paula broadwell's computer they discovered salacious notes between the four star general and his buyographer. >> the f.b.i. came across emails on his military email account in which he referred to doing something under the desk and there was a misinterpretation that meant corruption, and it actually meant sex. >> an f.b.i. whistleblower approached washington congressman dave reicher who passed it off to eric cantor. it then when to robert mull letter. they wanted to make sure the director was aware of the affair and possible national security breach but the chairwomen of the senate intelligence committee, diane feinstein, had no advance notice there was an investigation into the director of the c.i.a. and she plans to investigate why her committee was out of the loop. the white house says the president was not notified of the investigation unt
paula broadwell. >>> immigration reform appears to be in the works. charles schumer and lindsey graham say their plan involves a tough love path to citizenship. that plan went nowhere when they teamed up. there may be fresh motivation after election losses. >>> the death toll from sandy climbed to at least 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after it crashed through residents in new york and new jersey are still cle clearing debris from their homes. the path rail system into manhattan will resume 5:00 a.m. >>> serious divergent rebel groups are formally united after the pressure from u.s. and arab nations. opposition leaders met in qatar and agreed to call their new group the national collisialiti forces of the syrian revolution. it's considered a final step no order to oust bashar. his group is fighting terrorists bent on destabilizing syria. >>> israel fired warning shots telling syria keep that civil war inside your own country. a spokesman said a shell hit a post today and they are deeply concerned about the potential for he kalejs. >>> israel is ready to ramp
with an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails from petraeus' biographer paula broadwell. those e-mails were sent to 37-year-old joe kelly, a state department liaison and friend of general petraeus. sources say the fbi stumbled onto the affair between petraeus and broadwell during that investigation and according to a former petraeus staffer who spoke to the general today, the affair began after he became cia director and ended about four months ago. brian moore is covering this developing story tonight from capitol hill. >> reporter: as president obama saluted vets transin arlington investigation cemetery. >> to thank you, to honor you. >> reporter: washington was consumed with the thought of one of the nation's most celebrated military heroes, cia director and former general david petraeus stepped down over an extramarital affair. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: nbc news reports personal e-mails between petraeus and biographer paula broadwell came to light after an anonymous maims were sent to another woman who worked for the state department. >> mrs. broadwell sent these thr
of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. just didn't seem the type. >> her friends know her not just for her good work but her good work. >> somebody as busy as she is takes the time to help somebody like me, there's not much time left for indiscretions. >> david, an active duty wounded warrior and a double amputee. last week broad we were was scheduled to skydive for their birthday but donated her jump to david. >> i have some serious questions about who is connecting the dots and how. >> petraeus reportedly started the affair after leaving the army in 2011 was the one to end it. >> he's trying to put his life back together right now and that's what he needs to focus on. >> as for paula broadwell, a married mother of two, this message was drawn in chalk on her driveway. >> ama: california senator dianne feinstein, the head of the senate intelligence committee, says she was unaware of the news about the scandal involving petraeus until he announced his resignation it today she said she learned about the matter from the media last week. >> i had not been told there was an aff
-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids. she's an avid runner and said they bonded during the trips to afghanistan. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run. i thought i'd test him but he was going to testle me. >> reporter: petraeus is claiming at fair with broadwell did not begin in afghanistan but after he retired in 2011. one week later he became director of the cia, meaning he carried on the affair during most of his tenure at the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair about four months ago. the white house was not aware of the situation until last week. on thursday, petraeus met with the president and offered his resignation. >> it just doesn't add up that the fbi would carry on this type of investigation without bringing it to the president or the highest levels of the white house. >> the choice of paula broadwell to write petraeus' biography did raise a new eyebrows, considering she had never written
after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaints to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraisering in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close family official friends. officials say petraeus's down fall began when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. those e-mails led to the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative o
. people have spotted paula broadwell inside her brother's home inside washington, d.c. a man who appeared to be her brother, attorney steven krantz, left that home. he did not say a word. someone found paula broadwell's driver's license in rock creek park on monday. this morning house leaders will get a better sense of what led to petraeus' resignation. yesterday the acting cia director updated dianne feinstein and the ranking republican saxby chambliss. they'll look into whether the affair caused a security breach. meanwhile, the pentagon standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general george allen, also involved in the scandal. his nomination to head european command is on hold, but leon panetta says he's fully confident allen can lead. >>> this morning obama will likely be asked to comment on the petraeus scandal. that conference begins at 1:30. house minority leader nancy pelosi also holding a press conference today. the califoia law maker expected to announce whether she will run again to lead democrats in the minority. he was speaker of the house from 2006 to 2010. maryla
that the affair was with whiz biographer paula broadwell. more on that in a few moments. >>> bipartisan agreement appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsey graham says that their path including a tough love to citizenship. they teamed up in 2010, and that plan went nowhere, but the republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> death toll from superstorm sandy has climbed to 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are clearing debris from their homes and battling the cold. commuting could -- combatting the cold could get easier for new jersey residents as the train will reopen tuesday. >>> and there is new pressure from u.s. and arab nations to meet. they met in qatar and agreed to call the new group the international coalition of the syrian revolution, and it is a vital push to oust the president al assad. >>> today, in syria, rebel groups said to keep that civil war inside of your own country. a spokesman said that a mortar shell hit a military base and i
biographer paula broadwell. >>> two new reported deaths have raised the death toll of sandy to 113. power has been restored in most of new york and new jersey, and full-blown protests have erupted on long island with hundreds of angry residents picketing the utility provider. more on that in a moment on cnn. >>> a bipartisan immigration policy seems to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsey graham says their plan is a tough-love look at immigration. they teamed up in 2009, but that plan went nowhere, but republicans may have more motivation after the losses last week. >>> and after a massive explosion last night in a neighborhood, 200 people were evacuated. in indianapolis, the spark damaged 30 homes and damage is estimated at $36 million. about 200 people were evacuated and the federal and the local authorities are still investigating what caused the explosion. >>> in north dakota, no question about it, winter has arrived. parts of bismarck got ten inches of snow this weekend and other parts of the state got as much as a foot and a half. no more snow is expected this week, but the tempe
threatening e-mails. the fbi traced it to paula broadwell, and discovered she and petraeus had had an afir. a former spokesman for petraeus said this of the relationship. >> the affair started approximately two months after he was in the cia and ended about four months ago. >> reporter: according to officials, the fbi didn't report the incident to petraeus' boss or congress or the president. until concluding its investigation last week. the president accepted petraeus' resignation friday. >> it is very puzzling, and i think was a mistake, because this thing just came so fast and so hard. and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. >> reporter: the national security expert is defending the fbi. >> once the fbi concluded there was no national security breach by the cia director, there was really nothing there. >> reporter: he said he's more concerned about what happens next. as congress investigates the attack in benghazi, libya, now without temperature from petraeus. mike more rel will testify later this week. the congress says at some point they will likely call on the former four-sta
paula broadwell is accused of sending harassing e- mails to jill kelley. she was a friend of petraeus who may have been viewed as getting a little too close to him. kelley reported the e-mails to he fbi. that's when agents discovered the affair between general petraeus and paula broadwell. four star general david petraeus was supposed to testify before congress thursday on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he originally briefed lawmakers early on saying it was a spontaneous uprising to an anti- islam film. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: there are also questions surrounding information petraeus' mistress paula broadwell may have known about the attack. last month at the university of denver she spoke about the benghazi attack. some say what she said appeared to go beyond what was in the public record at the time. >> the cia annex had actually taken a couple libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate wa
. the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell, after she allegedly sent harassing e-mails to another woman she jealously thought was too close to petraeus. new york congressman peter king says there are far more questions than answers. >> this seems to have been going on for several months. yet now it appears that they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. and you've got this type of investigation, the fbi investigating e-mails, the e-mails leading to the cia director, and it's taking four months to find out that the cia director was involved. >> cnn's barbara starr is following this developing story, she's live at the pentagon for us. good morning. tell us, what is the status of the investigation right now? >> well, good morning, alina. "the new york times" is now reporting this morning that the investigation actually began some months ago. but, again, the questions continue to mount. it wasn't until election night that the director of national intelligence, jam
and drinking at her mother's home, a first look at paula broadwell who had allegedly an affair with david petraeus. we are hearing from another woman. and a 911 call obtain from abc news. jill kelley session the diplomatic protection because she was honorary council to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i have and volatility. so they should not be able to cross my property. i do not know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but that's against the law. >> ventura thousands of e-mails. describe as flirtatious between jill kelley and john allen. missed all of this alan's will promotion has been put on hold. across the president thinks very high of general john allen and things very height of the job he has done in afghanistan. >> now john allen denies any wrongdoing. leon panetta says the people should not come to any conclusions that there was any misconduct or any wrongdoing. meanwhile, we understand at the confirmation on capitol hill for his possible successor if he is promoted will go ahead on thursday. reporting live, brianne
into these emails that were described as harassing emails that were sent from paula broadwell to another woman. he learned about them on election day, on tuesday. on wednesday, he notified the white house. on thursday morning, the national security adviser, tom donovan, made the president aware, general petraeus was here, the former general, retired general, was here on thursday where he offered his resignation. the president slept on it overnight. called him back on friday and accepted the resignation. as far as the individual who rereceived the allegedly harassing emails from paula broadwell, our nbc's pete williams, our justice correspondent is reporting this afternoon, she was a civilian employee of the defense department contractor, not someone in the government or military. now about the benghazi angle of all this. of course david petraeus, as head of the c.i.a. was due to testify late next week, thursday, before the house and senate intelligence committees about what happened on september 11th. the events leading up to it. any warning signs that were missed and what happened in that controv
there were not eager to talk. we came to this house in northwest dc looking for paula broadwell. neighbors told us they had recently seen her here. the owner, mritly asked us -- politely asked us to leave. >> we left the property but now law makers like chairwoman diane want to know why they were left out of the loop on the fbi. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> he quit after admitting an affair. questions are now being raised if broadwell had access to classified information like this comment during a speech in october. >> had actually taken a couple libyan members. >> the fbi informed him -- the family friend warning her to stay away from him. >> our concern would be the security concern. >> 35 year veteran of the cia and now executive director of the spy museum says the scandal has the potential to threaten national security. >> whether it's the director or simply a case officer or an analyst, if there is something in their life that is elicit, illegal and they would not want to have exposed it opens them to coercion. >> neighbors told us a pl
brought this to light. >> we now know from a u.s. official that it was a complaint from paula broadwell was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the cia director that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. now, that second woman hasn't been identified, and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are. going out about the timeline of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. a senior u.s. intelligence official tells the cnn that the fbi informed the director of national intelligence james clapper about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close and director clapper as a friending colleague, fellow officer, and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house on wednesday and then,
much. >> several news organizations have reported that the woman is paula broadwell, who is his biographer who took a tv tour, went on "the daily show" with jon stewart, talking about general petraeus, about what great man he is, and supposedly an fbi investigation started by i'm she had written led to general petraeus having to step down. you're saying there were rumors in the press box. >> rumors but maybe questions about why she was so close to a four-star general who was running the war in afghanistan. they never got answers. in fact, the public affairs people said it'snothing, he's just mentoring her. sthad to me last night, one of the public affairs office, they never went to petraeus and said, hey, they're asking questions about her, which would have been an appropriate thoing do for a public affairs person. that never happened. but let me just continue. petraeus knew three weeks ago that the fbi was onto this affair, okay? the honorable thing to do three weeks ago would have been to resign, not wait until the owned testify election. you know, we teach our clients in 15 s
of an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell, a married army reservist. in a message to cia staff, the 60-year-old general confessed he was resigning because of the affair. he wrote, "after being married over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such action is irresponsible. >> the head of u.s. forces in afghanistan, he retires after 37 years in the military. broadwell's patti is called "all in: the education of general david petraeus." over the weekend, new revelations suggesting she had sent harassing e-mails to jill kelley, a 37-year-old woman from florida and friend of the family. the fbi launched an inquiry after kelley said vichy received vicious e-mails from the cia director's by gaffey. agents believe that she or someone close to her had sought access to the e-mail. we spoke to an historian about the significance of the resignation. juan cole is a professor at university of michigan. his latest book is called "engaging the muslim world." >> i was opposed to general betrayers of becoming the head of the cia in the first place. on
about the timing. david petraeus and paula broadwell first met in the spring of 2006. four years later, a dissertation written by broadwell about the four-star general developed into something much more. >> i had been working on this project as my dissertation and when he went to afghanistan in the summer of 2010, i decided it turn it into a book. i shot him an e-mail and said i'm going to go for it. i showed up in afghanistan. >> reporter: the fbi discovered at fair between petraeus and broadwell while the agency was investigating harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. kelley is a long-time friend of petraeus and his wife holly. no word on how kelley and broadwell are connected. >> that is crazy. read about the story in the last few days but i didn't realize people involved were right down the street here. so it is interesting. but it's sad. it's too bad. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein is chairman. senate intelligence committee. she is calling the fbi's handling of the investigation into question. >> i mean this is something that could have had
general petraeus and who was later identified as paula broadwell, the woman with whom he says he was having an affair. she was embedded with him in afghanistan. it was a writer doing a biography on him. general petraeus not under investigation, but this was uncovered in the process of investigating broadwell's e-mails, his mistresses e-mails, and also there are no criminal charges here for petraeus, even though he was head of the cia. apparently, he is not facing criminal charges from the fbi, but they are here on capitol hill wondering if he may testify about his own investigation into the deadly attacks in benghazi. >> there are videos and tapes and pictures and things that can be shown. so it's -- it is not going away. >> there were five attacks during the year. one prior attack on the consulate itself. the question i have is why wasn't something done about it? >> no comment from petraeus or broadwell since all of this broke. jill kelley, the woman who started the fbi investigation, says we respect him and his family's privacy, we want the same for us and our three children. >
of david petraeus to resign. the relationship between him and his biographer paula broadwell was uncovered in an investigation. members of congress have complained they were not informed of the findings until just after the election. as head of the cia, petraeus oversaw the agency's use of drones for targeted killings abroad and had recently pushed the white house to push for a major expansion for the agency's drone fleet. petraeus also oversaw the search of troops over president bush and also commanded coalition troops in afghanistan. in a letter to the cia, petraeus said of the extra marital affair, "such behavior is unacceptable as a husband and a leader of an organization such as ours." in news from afghanistan, a british shoulder -- soldier has been shot by an insider wearing an afghan uniform. international forces returned fire, killing a member of the afghan army. it is not clear whether the man they killed was the original shooter. more than 60 soldiers with the u.s.-led note -- into a coalition have been killed this year. meanwhile, 10 afghan civilians died in three separate roads
. the trail led to paula broadwell, who co-wrote "all in," a biography of petraeus. broadwell described her extraordinary access to the general earlier this year on cnn. >> at some point i think he realized i was taking this research very seriously. i was sharing hardship with the troops and risk and so forth and decided to open up a little bit more access. but we had a relationship before i went there, as far as this dissertation was concerned so it just took it to another level. >> reporter: the end result was a flattering biography, summed up this way when she appeared on the daily show to promote it. >> the real controversy is here is, is he awesome, or incredibly awesome? >> broadwell is a married mother of two. she's an honors graduate of west point, a retired army research major who served for 15 years. petraeus resigned friday, admitting to cheating on his wife of 38 years, holly. and citing, quote, extremely poor judgment. a u.s. official says petraeus was never the target of the investigation and his communications were never compromised. now as you said, soledad, petraeus was sup
the former cia director is under scrutiny over his affair with paula broadwell. >> petraeus claims their relationship began after his military career. if that turns out not to be true, he could face prosecution for adultery. and there are new concerns that broadwell may have had access to top secret information. >> national security, kind of the issue here. with more on the e-mail trail here is abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, jill kelly kidded those harassing e-mails a threat not only to herself but petraeus. after the fbi was contacted, and an investigation uncovered a sordid affair between petraeus and broadwell. there were early concerned that the cia director's secure government e-mails could have been hacked. the probe never turned up evidence of national security being compromised what it did find as one source put it lots of human drama. key members of congress want to know why they weren't told. >> we received no advance notice t it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: top in,000 tell jens officials were not informed until election day. the presi
-mails, pala b brought wel--paula broadwell... his biographer and his lover turned up. meanwhile former cia director michael hayden says the resignation of a highly decorated for general is sad but the agency will survive. >> and not think that it impacts the institution but obviously it will have an emotional impact. history will judge his career and his tremendous contributions to american security over his entire career. >> >> coming up your ful... paula broadwel.. is a respected member of the armed forces marriage with two children. coming up, blv belva davis in the studio. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >> welcome back. we are starting off with a beautiful sunny skies and cool temperatures. not as cool as yesterday
' biographer, paula broadwell, and that led to the discovery of a chain of salacious e-mails between the pe trail and broadwell detailing an intimate sorted affair. >> she appealed to general petraeus because of the combination of intellectual prowess and the fact that she is very physically capable. >> reporter: abc news learned that petraeus is claiming the affair with broadwell did not occur in afghanistan but began after he retired from the military in august 2011. it was a week later he became cia director. friends say the affair ended four months ago, about the time jill kelly received the e-mails. they also say it was petraeus who ended the relationship. friends expect he and his wife of 38 years, holly, to survive this. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> soap opera like drama. go ahead. i know you've got a lot of reaction to this. i know you do. >> first of all, think it was shocking to many of us that the cia director would throw away his career, really, for something like this. anyone that's worked for the federal government and spy agencies, or u.s. attorneys offices, or, or an
-mails. that person turned out to be paula broadwell according to the post. the identity of the woman who received those e-mails was not discharged and her relationship to petraeus is unknown. broadwell is unavailable for comments since his sudden resignation of cia director this week. the former cia director had this reaction. >> i don't think it affects the institution. obviously it will have an emotional affect, but in terms of the agency doing its job, no, not at all. with regard to general petraeus's career, history many judge that and history will judge his tremendous contribution to american security over his entire career. >> the broadwell is married and has two children. >>> tomorrow is veteran's day. the nation will because to honor all those who served. the holiday and ceremonies on monday. tonight we've got a story about one veteran whose patriotism istaking a hit. ken molestina explains why the symbol of this country is causing the man heartache and disappointment tonight. >> reporter: if you ask any true red-blooded american they'll tell you our flag stands for, among other things, o
straight day. paula broadwell september e-mail toss several high-ranking military officers in an attempt to undermine tampa socialite's reputation. she is friends with petraeus and it cost both some privileges. the military suspended the u.s. army security clearance and kelley's air force base pass. >>> the edge of the fiscal cliff is still a month and a half away but it is already spooking investigators on wall street. the dow posted its third triple digit loss in more than a week closing down 185 points. both it and the s&p 500 ended at the lowest levels since the summer. the nasdaq is down 10% from just september. investors say the fear of grid lock on capitol hill is driving this tailspin. president obama, though, says there is room for agreement. >>> as i've said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas. and i've been encouraged to hear republican after republican agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest americans as part of our a arithmetic if we're serious about reducing the deficit. >> the president did say he would not accept continued tax cuts for
says a state department employee complained about harassing e- mail from petraeus biographer paula broadwell. jill kelley is a social liaison to la dill pbs in tampa. the fbi investigated -- air force base in tampa. the phish investigat -- the fbi investigated and now lawmakers are demanding more information. >> reporter: the fbi never gave anyone in congress a heads up david petraeus was the center of an investigation and the chairwoman plans an investigation of her own to find out why. senator feinstein also revealed that the petraeus broadwell affair came to light while the bureau was trying to figure out who was harassing another female friend of petraeus over e-mail. >> what i've been told is that there was somebody else that he knew and was close to and that mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her and she was frightened and she went to the fbi. >> reporter: petraeus is no longer expected to testify before congress about the deadly 9/11 raid on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, but republican senator lindsey graham says the truth will never come out if petraeus k
with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus's biography paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks, the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with petraeus as a result. >> it's so politically sensitive that my guess is the decision was made near or at the top level of the fbi to sit down with general petraeus and have a discussion with him and let him know that this information had been discovered. >> broadwell has not been shy about her access to petraeus, co-hosting a barbecue with jon stewart to raise money for wounded warriors. she spoke often by general petraeus. >> i was with general petraeus in afghanistan and it was a little confusing for some of the folks there because i'm also a military reservist with a top secret clearance and then some. so a lot of my former peers didn't know thousand treat me. >> according to multiple sources, the investigation into broadwell's e-mails came to a hud on tuesday, election d
the resignation of c.i.a. director david petraeus. he admitted to having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell after being outed by the f.b.i. the investigation was triggered by threatening e-mails from broadwell to another woman. that previously unidentified woman is in fact a state department military liason. >> heather: plus 150,000 households remain without power after hurricane sandy. >> gregg: president obama marking veterans' day at arlington laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown. >> heather: with the election behind us a and the fiscal cliff fast approaching, we have been hearing the word compromise a little more this past week. today on fox news sunday, two high ranking members of the house who will be hammering out the deal explained how far apart they are right now on the topic of raising taxes. >> i'm all for doing tax reform. the issue is from what starting point? i think that the simpson-boles starting point that assumes 39% is the right way to go to get the mix at hitting their deficit reduction target. >> you got to have economic growth. a tax increase never crea
? >> reporter: we learned inappropriate message between general petraeus and paula broadwell were discovered by accident. the f.b.i. wasn't originally aware of the affair between the two but learned of their relationship while trying to track down the origin of some harassing e-mails. >> what i have been told is that there was somebody else that he knew and was close to. mrs. broadwell sent threatening e-mails to her. she was frightened and went to the f.b.i. >> reporter: senator feinstein heads the intelligence committee and said she had no heads up. and when she found out on friday it was a lightning bolt. the white house says president obama found out about the affair on thursday of this week. the chairman of the house homeland security committee peter king doesn't understand why the f.b.i. wouldn't notify him of something like this immediately. >> i have a hard time believing the whole story. first of all, how an e-mail issue becomes an f.b.i. matter. how it was investigated for so many months. how it wasn't until election night that the f.b.i. suddenly realized it involved david petraeu
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